Federal Government Supports Infrastructure Project in Meaford

June 29, 2015


Federal Government Supports Infrastructure Project in Meaford


Meaford, ON – Today, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced that the Government of Canada will provide up to $909,500 to the Grandview Drive and Susan Street Reconstruction project in Meaford.


This funding will be provided through the Small Communities Fund. The Province of Ontario will also contribute $909,500 to this project. This project will include the replacement of the cast iron water main that connects Grandview Drive to the main trunk water main at the Meaford Water Treatment Plant. This initiative will help to reduce the risk of further breakage and improve water quality by removing corroded pipes. The project will also include associated road work to ensure motorist and pedestrian safety.


“I am very pleased that the Federal Government will be investing in the Grandview Drive and Susan Street Reconstruction,” said Miller. “This project will benefit the local economy and will also ensure the safety of local drinking water for years to come.”


“We are very grateful for this opportunity today to improve our community infrastructure along Grandview Drive and Susan Street. We would of course like to thank the Provincial and Federal governments for their support through the Small Communities Fund. Receiving this grant is a testament to the hard work that got us to where we are today,” added Barb Clumpus, Mayor of Meaford.


The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Canada and Ontario will provide $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents.


For more information on the Small Communities Fund please visit; http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.